Nacho Casserole
Recipe from Family Circle

Mix up all the fixings for nachos--ground beef, cheese, salsa, and olives--and bake them in a casserole for a family-pleasing dinner. Slices of pizza dough stand in for the chips.



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Ingredients
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    2   tablespoons 
    olive oil
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    1/2  pound jar 
    presliced sweet peppers (about 1/2 inch wide)
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    1   pound 
    lean ground beef
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    garlic salt
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    2   tubes 
    (10 ounces each) refrigerated pizza dough
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    1   cup 
    medium-hot salsa
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    3   cups 
    preshredded taco cheese blend
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    1   can 
    (2.2 ounces) sliced black olives, drained (about 1/4 cup)
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    3   large 
    scallions, sliced

Directions
1.
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2.
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the sweet peppers, ground beef and garlic salt; cook, stirring to break up clumps of beef, until the peppers are softened and beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Carefully drain off any excess fat from the skillet.
3.
Remove the pizza dough from the tubes. Cut the dough crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices, then cut each slice into quarters.
4.
In a large bowl, toss together the dough pieces and salsa. Add the cooked meat mixture, 2 cups of the shredded taco cheese blend and the olives. Scrape mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup shredded taco cheese blend over the top.
5.
Bake in 375 degree F oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle the scallions evenly over the top. Bake for another 5 minutes. Makes 8 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 502, Fat, total (g) 25, chol. (mg) 51, sat. fat (g) 9, carb. (g) 40, fiber (g) 3, pro. (g) 31, sodium (mg) 1181, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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